3 Questions: Richard Binzel on the discovery of three large, near-Earth asteroids
November 7, 2013The largest asteroid is 12 miles in diameter, but poses little immediate threat to Earth.
The moon’s face doesn’t tell its whole story
November 7, 2013Researchers find that huge craters on the near side of the moon may overstate the intensity of asteroid impacts about 4.1 billion years ago.
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
October 25, 2012With 20 years’ notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course.
Scientists find first evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid
October 11, 2012A meteorite found in Antarctica holds evidence of a once-active dynamo on Vesta.
Explained: Near-miss asteroids
June 28, 2012What to do in the event of an asteroid streaking toward Earth? Activate the asteroid ‘fire drill.’